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Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo

Larry Dane Brimner, Dominic Catalano (Illustrator)


List Price: 7.95*
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This classic holiday book with heartwarming illustrations makes a perfect gift for boys and girls 5 - 7 years old.

Christmas is a time for gift giving, and remembering old friends. But this Christmas it seems there are no gifts for Old Armadillo and no friends to remember him. "Merry Christmas!" he calls from the front door of his casita. But no one is there to hear. He checks his letter basket. But no one has sent him a Christmas card. Saddened, he shuffles back inside and falls asleep, believing his friends have forgotten him. Meanwhile, something wonderful is happening outside his casita. Roadrunner, Coyote, Raccoon, Bear, and others are secretly preparing a big Christmas surprise for their friend. Old Armadillo awakes to find the joy of Christmas as he realizes that his friends have remembered him after all. Larry Dane Brimner's loving story is filled with holiday cheer, and warmly illustrated by Dominic Catalano. Together, author and illustrator have created a picture book that will gladden the hearts of little ones each and every Christmas.

Praise For Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo

"Catalano's illustrations are carefully executed. With the soft look of pastels, they'll grab kids with their colors and their ample details." —Booklist

Astra Young Readers, 9781563976780, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1997

About the Author

Larry Dane Brimner is the author of many books for children, including Max and Felix, illustrated by Les Gray, and If Dogs Had Wings, illustrated by Chris L. Demarest. He lives in San Diego.

Dominic Catalano is the illustrator of Sleeping Beauty retold by Christine San Jose, and Bernard's Bath by Joan Goodman. He lives in Oswego, New York.